Categories: Health Concerns

Tips for Caregivers on When to get Tested for Type 2 Diabetes

One of the most impactful risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is type 2 diabetes, also referred to as Diabetes Mellitus. In the United States, nearly 24 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes,…

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The ABC's of IBS: Tips for AD Caregivers (What Are FODMAPS)

Because no one knows for sure just what, exactly is the cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), treatment aims at alleviating symptoms. There are several medical treatment modalities, such as medications…

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The ABC's of IBS: Tips for AD Caregivers on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Part II)

The exact cause of IBS is not really known, but there are several factors that may contribute to the condition. The muscles of the walls of the intestine may contract either stronger and longer than normal,…

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The ABC's of IBS: Tips for AD Caregivers on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Part I)

If you’re an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) caregiver for a loved with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you may be pulling your hair out, trying to decide which foods are best and what to eliminate from your…

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Small Dose Medication Combos May be Effective for High Blood Pressure

There are many health conditions that may increase the risks and even exacerbate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one such risk factor. If you are a caregiver…

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The ABC's of Vitamin D for Alzheimer's Prevention

While many people are aware of the importance of getting enough daily vitamin D, Alzheimer’s caregivers may be interested in learning about a study that revealed a deficiency in vitamin D could be a factor…

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The Connection Between Alzheimer's Dementia and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects 5 million Americans and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is estimated to affect approximately 48 million people in the U.S. AD comprises around 60 to 80 percent of all dementia, making it…

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10 Tips for Accurate Blood Pressure Readings for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

In the U.S. 1 in every 3 adults reportedly has hypertension (high blood pressure) and many people are unaware of the fact that they have the condition. When hypertension goes untreated it can be a ticking…

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Tips on Foot Care for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Pain from foot disorders such as bunions, corns, or calluses can really damper the day. Not only that, Dr. James Toli, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School says it can also…

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What Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Know about Vitamin B12

If you or a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is over the age of 50, you have a high likeliness of having a B12 deficiency. Getting enough B12 is important to overall health, particularly for those…

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What Caregivers Should Know about Depression, Dementia, & Alzheimer's Disease

Depression becomes more common as we age. At the same time, cognitive decline is a normal part of the aging process. As people are living longer, the rate of cognitive decline, dementia and depression…

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What Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Know About Signs of Heart Failure

Heart disease in the number one cause of death in the United States. Heart failure affects nearly 5.8 million people in American. Adults over 40 years of age have a much higher risk of heart failure.…

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Improving Balance for Those with Alzheimer's Disease

Falling is a real concern for many seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The number of hospitalizations related to falls in the senior population is astronomically high. Statistics show…

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Skin Care Tips for Those with Alzheimer's Disease

It’s no secret that our skin changes progressively with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Not only does the appearance of the skin change, it…

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Hospital Discharge Planning for Those with Alzheimer's Disease

If you are a caregiver or family member of someone with AD, you may have experienced a hospital stay and know the importance of hospital discharge planning. For those who fortunately have not experienced…

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Observe for Signs of Heat Stess in your Loved One with Alzheimer's

It’s a well known medical fact that elderly people are more vulnerable to heat stress than younger adults. As outdoor temperatures rise, learning to identify early signs and symptoms of heat stress is…

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